Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Death On The Mountain – The Story Of Tom Simpson

I found this great video on Tracko's site a couple weeks ago.  Tom Simpson, brought creditability to UK cycling. Tom was a World Champion and bore the coveted Yellow Jersey.

But was he Britain's greatest cyclist? I disagree on many levels but one thing was sure is his tenacity was only matched by his charisma, yet the pressures of competition and the all important "contract" inevitability brought him to his death.

Whether or not you are an avid cyclist, I encourage you to watch this video.  It brings good insight to cycling and the problem of doping.  Doping is nothing new and as we move forward we can only hope our sport gets cleaner.

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